Free Press Journal
  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    NDA will form govt in Bihar, will accept BJP choice for CM: Ram Vilas Paswan

    Patna: Asserting that vote bank of rival parties had “ruptured” in Bihar, Lok Janshakti Party president and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today claimed NDA will form a government in the state “with two-third majority” in the Assembly polls due later this year. “Whether it is due to JD(U) rebels led by Jitan Ram Manjhi or RJD dissidents led by Pappu Yadav, the vote bank of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad has ruptured.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Bribe issue: Court to hear plea against Kejriwal on July 26

    New Delhi: A city court today fixed July 26 for hearing a criminal complaint seeking action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribe from Congress and BJP and vote for AAP in the last assembly elections.

  • Jitendra Singh

    Rahul Gandhi’s remark on PM ‘childish’: Jitendra Singh

    New Delhi: Terming as “frivolous” and “childish” Rahul Gandhi’s remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign trips, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today came up with a sharp retort, asking the Congress leader where was he during his recent 56-day sabbatical. The comments from Singh, who is Minister of State in the PMO as well as Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), came after Gandhi, Vice President of Congress, took a dig at the

  • Nitish Kumar

    Janata Parivar merger chapter still not closed: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Amidst doubts over the fate of Janata Parivar merger following comment by a senior Samajwadi party leader, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today categorically said that the chapter is not closed. “The chapter is still not closed,” he said.

  • B S Yeddyurappa

    Yeddyurappa challenges Siddaramaiah for debate on Modi rule

    Bengaluru: BJP National Vice President and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today challenged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for a debate on achievements of Narendra Modi-led government in comparison with ten years of UPA rule. “A couple of days back at Sadhana Samavesha in Davangere, Chief Minister was supposed to have listed out achievements of his government, but as he was aware that achievements of his government was zero, he criticised BJP and

  • Russian spacecraft

    Russian spacecraft raises International Space Station orbit

    Moscow: The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) was raised on Monday by the Russian Progress M-26 unmanned cargo spacecraft in its second attempt, after the last manoeuvre was aborted on Friday, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos. Russia’s Mission Control Centre (MCC) successfully conducted the orbit correction with the Progress M-26M spacecraft engines, a rocket and space industry source told TASS on Monday.  “The manoeuvre has been completed,” the Roscosmos

  • M K Stalin

    Stalin meets Anbumani Ramadoss

    Chennai: Notwithstanding a recent war of words, DMK Treasurer M K Stalin and PMK Youth Wing Leader Anbumani Ramadoss today had a brief meeting here. Stalin met Ramadoss here to invite him for a family wedding and insisted that the two did not discuss politics.

  • Thai Illegal Migrants

    Thailand to open a “transit area” for illegal migrants

    Bangkok: Amid growing immigrant crisis in the South East Asia sea, Thailand today said it is preparing to open a “transit area” where illegal Rohingya migrants will be provided with humanitarian assistance. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who is also the defence minister, said the navy had concentrated on humanitarian assistance in accordance with a request from the UN.

  • Shiite militia groups

    Shiite militias converge on Iraq’s Ramadi after IS takeover

    Baghdad: Shiite militia groups converged on Ramadi today to help Iraqi security forces wrest the city back from Islamic State fighters who seized it in a deadly three-day blitz. The effective loss of the capital of Iraq’s largest province was Baghdad’s worst military setback since it started clawing back land from the jihadists late last year.

  • Exams

    Govt proposes age-relaxation for SSC exam

    New Delhi: The Centre is considering age-relaxation for candidates appearing in this year’s Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) for recruitment to various Group B and C government jobs. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has already issued a notification for CGLE, 2015 and mentioned August 1, 2015 as the date of reckoning of age for the purpose of determining eligibility.

  • Jackie Chan

    I’m still alive : Jackie Chan on death hoax

    Hong Kong : International film star Jackie Chan, with roots in China, became a victim of an internet death hoax. But the martial arts expert has clarified he is very much alive.

  • Polling period

    SC to hear West Bengal plea on civic polls

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the West Bengal government’s plea seeking more time to hold elections to seven municipal bodies which could not go to the polls along with 91 others in April.

  • JD-U, RJD to fight Bihar legislative council polls together

    Patna: Bihar’s ruling JD-U and its ally RJD will contest 24 seats of the state legislative council together, overcoming some “technical problems” in the merger of the Janata Parivar parties.

  • HDFC Bank launches prepaid medical card with Apollo Hospitals

    Mumbai: The second largest private lender HDFC Bank today launched co-branded medical benefits card with Apollo Hospitals, which allows corporates to disburse medical allowances to their employees and has insurance cover for accidents. With the HDFC Bank-Apollo Medical Benefits Cards, corporates can load the specified allowance onto the card each month, which can be used by employees for medical expenditure Visa/MasterCard outlets.

  • bharti airtel

    Airtel rolls out 4G trial in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam

    Hyderabad: Bharti Airtel today said it has launched 4G trials exclusively for its existing customers in Hyderabad in Telangana and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. As part of this, customers across these two cities can now avail of a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices, Airtel said in a statement.